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Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Denture Express specializes in and is famous for our state-of-the-art dentures created with our special designs. Our hand crafted, individually characterized dentures ensure extreme comfort and naturally appearing aesthetics, which appear as natural as nature. One of our denture features is what we refer to as face lifting. We envision how much bone loss and gum shrinkage you will experience throughout the years and we compensate for the shrinking lips and cheeks by building up the front labial contour for lip support and aging line reduction. The whole process begins with a technique in which impressions of your mouth are taken, allowing the dentist to record all of the fine details, which ensure a snug, precision-fitting denture. You will no longer need to constantly apply denture adhesive anymore.
A precise recording of the relationship between the upper jaw and the lower jaw is taken to ensure accurate rest position of the lower jaw which prevents gagging, making it easy to swallow and ensures accurate speech and pronunciation.
Denture Express offers three styles of full and partial dentures to provide you with affordable denture options. Call us now to begin your savings. We are open on weekends for your convenience and we offer FREE parking at the downtown Oliver Garage.
Denture Express specializes in premium, top quality, precision-fitting, cosmetic dentures. Our dentures are designed to suit your personality and budget. Most importantly, our dentures are natural looking and are created to feel extremely comfortable.
We combine aesthetics and functionality to provide you with satisfying results. Our dentures are not just a product... they are a treatment that you receive. Our dentures come with a written warranty, free of charge, and satisfaction is guaranteed so that you have something to smile about, while maintaining your peace of mind.
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Avoid a shattering experience for a smile that lasts and lasts...
Lucitone 199 is the finest denture material that we recommended and use in the manufacturing of our dentures and denture repairs. Lucitone 199 provides maximum protection against accidental denture breakage. The molecules in Lucitone 199 have a shock-absorbing quality that makes our dentures far more resistant to breakage than conventional denture material. You can feel secure knowing that you will have the best possible protection against the embarrassment and inconvenience of a broken denture.
How long will a Lucitone 199 denture last?
With proper care, the high-quality, reinforced dentures that we manufacture will normally last for many years. Your oral tissues and ridges however will continue to change gradually. Fortunately, we can refit your dentures so that they will continue to be functional, comfortable and attractive for years to come! To extend our dentures useful life, and for your own good oral health, we strongly recommend an annual examination of the oral tissues.
A patient's guide to personalized cosmetic dentures
"False teeth"; we've all seen them. They look obvious and unnatural but many people don't realize this today. It's now possible to obtain dentures which look so natural, others assume they are. This type of restoration is called a personalized cosmetic denture. It's a far cry from traditional "false teeth", and it's understandably the kind of denture that most people prefer.
Conventional denture, personalized cosmetic denture; what is the difference?
Since conventional dentures are designed for the "average" person, not for a particular individual, they all tend to look alike. The teeth are usually too small, monotone in color, and are placed too evenly to look natural.
Personalized cosmetic dentures:
Cosmetic dentistry imitates nature and nature isn't uniform. The reason natural teeth look natural is because they have many subtle details and color variations. When fashioning personalized dentures, care is taken to create similar variations so that your new teeth will look healthy, natural, and attractive.
How is a denture personalized?
To achieve your attractive new smile, your dentist will make a detailed evaluation of your face. The final design of the denture will be based on careful study of the following factors:
Your basic coloration; eyes, hair and complexion Your age The size and shape of your face Your facial contours and features Differences between the left and right sides of your face Prior dental records
How long will a denture last?
High-quality, personalized cosmetic dentures will look natural for many years. The teeth described are an exceptionally durable type called Portrait or Bioblend IPN, and are guaranteed for five years. Changes in your mouth will eventually affect the fit of your denture. Therefore, periodic dental examinations are recommended.
How about the cost of a cosmetic denture?
A personalized cosmetic denture will cost somewhat more than a conventional denture. It's up to you and your dentist to decide which type better satisfies your needs.
32 million people wear dentures. 20 million have fit or appearance problems!
If your dentures are more than 5 years old, you may have forgotten how good dentures can look and feel. People whose dentures are too old often put up with unnecessary embarrassment and discomfort. Some even change their lives, spending more time alone, or avoiding laughing, smiling, or eating favorite foods. If you've been forced to make changes in your life, it may be time to talk to your dental professional about bringing back that youthful smile and confident feeling.
Fast fact about replacement dentures:
Dental professionals agree, dentures need to be remade or replaced every 5 to 7 years, but the average denture is almost 20 years old! Prolonged use of denture adhesives can mask infections and cause bone loss in the jaw. Ill-fitting dentures can cause wrinkles around the mouth, and other health problems, making you look and feel much older than you are. Replacing worn dentures is so important for your health, most dental insurance companies pay up to 50% of the cost of a denture replaced after 5 years.
Let your smile shine through!
Dentures that are too old can make you look older than you are. Dentures grow old faster than you do. Where you don't have teeth, your gums have shrunk and your denture has pulled back into your mouth. This lack of support for your denture can cause extra wrinkles around your mouth and can make your face look "sunken".
Dentures that are too old can change your personality. They can keep you from laughing or smiling like you used to. Maybe you put your hand in front of your mouth because you're afraid your dentures have slipped. And if people are always asking you if you're sad or angry, maybe it's your concern about your dentures.
Dentures that are too old can cause or aggravate health problems. If your dentures feel loose, click, slip, or cause chewing problems, they can aggravate other health problems. Problems known to be associated with poorly fitting dentures include chronic bad breath, sore spots, jaw pain, speech difficulties and a host of dietary problems.
Personalized replacement dentures are the answer
Advanced denture materials are more comfortable, more durable and can fit better. Today, you'll have a much wider choice of shades (for both teeth and gums). And even the best quality personalized dentures cost less per day than your cable TV bill.
Standard or personalized?
Most standard dentures fit comfortably and chew well, but they may look "too perfect" to suit you. Personalized dentures treat each tooth individually, so the smile looks more natural. Personalized dentures are also hand-crafted to match your eyes and eyeglasses, hair coloring, complexion, age and facial features.
Is it time to let your smile shine through?
If your dentures are more than 5 years old, make an appointment to talk with your dental professional. You can improve your looks and self-confidence, and possibly your health with modern replacement dentures. Don't wait another day.
What happens when we combine beauty with strength?
You'll get long-lasting dentures that look so natural others will assume they are. You'll feel secure knowing the denture material we recommend is highly resistant to accidental breakage. Lucitone 199 acrylic is the finest denture material available and is widely acknowledged for superior strength compared to conventional materials. When we combine beauty and strength, you'll have protection against the embarrassment of a broken denture, and a natural-looking smile that lasts.
Natural teeth just aren't uniform. They have subtle variations in color, size and arrangement. Conventional dentures are monotone in color. The teeth are often too small and placed too evenly. Personalized dentures are beautiful because they mirror nature. They have the same subtle variations as natural teeth.
Common denture problems that you might be experiencing:
Denture won't stay in place when eating or talking Extra wrinkles around your mouth Sore spots Need to use denture pads or adhesives
Our dentist office can help!
Why don't my dentures fit anymore?
People who have no teeth lose on average 1/2 mm of jawbone height each year. Loss can be greater due to some medical conditions, such as osteoporosis. Gum tissues (ridges) shrink along with jawbones; up to 1/4" in 10 years. This is what makes your denture loose.
Shrinking gums lead to loose dentures, which cause:
Slurred speech Sore spots Difficulty when eating certain foods Clicking Whistling
Denture pads and adhesives can temporarily stabilize your dentures. If these products are overused, they may cause further damage to gum ridges.
Adjust dentures to fit your changing ridges Soft reline Standard / hard reline
These are possible solutions for "younger" dentures, (5 years old or less), and will not necessarily provide additional face and lip support.
But... relines do not solve all problems with older dentures:
Back teeth become worn, chewing difficulty Front teeth become discolored, chipped or worn Denture "gums" become faded, stained or cracked
If your dentures are more than 5 years old, you may need new ones. Old dentures may show a hole indicating a weak spot and severely worn teeth. Old denture has worn teeth and discolored "gums". New denture has a strong, durable base with natural looking teeth and gums. New denture has wear-resistant teeth that are personalized to fit the individual denture wearer.
Remember, gum tissues that have shrunk do not support your mouth, causing:
Wrinkles around the mouth Sunken look to cheeks and lower face A "no-teeth" smile
If your dentures are more than 5 years old, new dentures may be able to give you a "face lift". Poor denture fit causes a sunken upper lip and extra wrinkles around the mouth. Severely worn out dentures allow lower lip to touch nose. New dentures restore a more youthful look. New dentures properly restore your appearance.
Plus, today's modern dentures are much more natural looking:
Each tooth can be positioned "naturally" to give dentures a more realistic appearance. More natural choice of colors for gums and teeth. New processing methods ensure best possible fit.
This patient has "picket fence" tooth arrangement and badly positioned denture due to improper fit. This patient's denture teeth are too white and the wrong shape for her face. With new dentures and a more natural tooth arrangement, George looks much younger than his 72 years. Her softer, more realistic denture tooth arrangement makes this very attractive 60 year old woman look younger than ever.
If you have any of these problems:
Sore spots Slurred speech Denture whistle or click Teeth look too fake Sunken mouth or cheeks Feel you look older than you are
Our dental office can help!
If you have lost all of your natural teeth, whether it is from periodontal disease, tooth decay, or injury, full dentures can replace your missing teeth, and your smile. Replacing missing teeth will benefit not only your appearance but also your health. You'll be able to eat and speak; two things that most people often take for granted until their natural teeth are prematurely lost. A full denture, also called a complete denture, replaces natural teeth and provides support for cheeks and lips. Without support from a denture, facial muscles can sag, making a person appear older.
Types of complete dentures
There are various types of complete dentures. A conventional full denture is made and placed in the patient's mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed. Healing may take several months.
An immediate full denture is inserted immediately after the remaining teeth are removed. The dentist takes measurements and makes models of the patient's jaws during a preliminary visit. With immediate dentures, the denture wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period.
The framework of the full denture, called the base, generally is made of flesh-colored acrylic plastic. The base of the upper denture covers the palate, (the roof of the mouth), while that of the lower is shaped more like a horseshoe to accommodate room for the tongue. The gum and bone tissues of the dental ridge support the denture. The base, which conforms closely to the ridge, is held in place with a thin film of saliva.
When the base of the upper denture rests over the gums and palate, a seal is created, which holds the denture in place. Cheek muscles and the tongue help hold the lower denture in place.
If you have a few sound individual teeth, the tooth roots may be used to provide support for an over denture. Root canal therapy is performed on the teeth. Then the dentist reduces the teeth to just above the gum line. The dentist will fabricate a denture that is inserted over the roots and the gums.
A complete denture may be attached to several implants, (artificial roots that attach directly to the jaw), which allow a secure fit. Properly healed implants can help reduce jaw and gum shrinkage. Your dentist will determine what type of denture is right for you.
The good thing about dentures is that they can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth. There may be little change in your appearance and full dentures may even improve the look of your smile.
Getting used to your dentures
New dentures may feel awkward and uncomfortable for the first few weeks. They may feel loose, while the muscles of your cheeks and tongue learn to hold them in place. Salivary flow temporarily increases. Minor irritation or soreness is not unusual. These problems often diminish as your mouth becomes accustomed to the new dentures.
Eating with dentures takes a little practice. Start with soft foods cut into small portions. Chewing slow and using both sides of your mouth at the same time will prevent the dentures from moving out of place. Other types of foods can be gradually added until you resume your normal diet.
Speaking with your new dentures will also require practice. Reading out loud and repeating difficult words in front of the mirror will help. Speaking slowly will help eliminate muffled speech. If they sometimes slip out of place when you laugh, cough, or smile, you can reposition them by gently biting down and swallowing.
After you get the new dentures, your dentist may advise you to wear them most of the time, including while you sleep. After the adjustment period, you may be instructed to remove them at bedtime. Generally, it is not advisable to wear them around the clock because tissues that are constantly covered with a denture can become irritated.
Although dentures are made to fit securely, your dentist may recommend using a denture adhesive while you become accustomed to wearing your new denture. A loose denture, which makes chewing difficult and can change facial features, may require relining. A denture that does not fit properly may cause irritation and possible sores and infection. While a denture adhesive can temporarily aid a loose-fitting denture, prolonged use of adhesives is not recommended. If your denture is loose, have your dentist check it.
Caring for your dentures
Like natural teeth, dentures must be properly cared for if they are to last. They are very delicate and may break even if dropped just a few inches. When handling your dentures, stand over a folded towel or a sink filled with water. When you're not wearing your dentures store them away from curious pets and children.
Daily brushing will remove food deposits and plaque and helps prevent the artificial teeth from becoming permanently stained. While it is best to use a brush made specifically for cleaning dentures, a toothbrush with soft bristles can also be used. Avoid hard-bristled brushes that can damage dentures. An ultrasonic cleaner may be used to care for your dentures, but it does not replace a thorough daily brushing.
Some denture wearers use hand soap or mild dish-washing liquid, which are both acceptable for cleaning dentures. You should avoid other powdered household cleaners, however, which may be too abrasive. Your dentist may recommend a denture cleanser.
To clean the denture, rinse off loose food particles. Moisten the brush and apply the cleanser. Gently brush every surface to avoid damage.
Don't let your dentures dry out or they might lose their shape. When you are not wearing them, place them in a denture cleanser soaking solution or in plain water. Your dentist can recommend the best method. Never soak dentures in hot water, which can cause them to wrap. Look for the denture soaking solution that displays the American Dental Association's Seal of Acceptance, a symbol of safety and effectiveness.
Dentures at Denture Express in Pittsburgh, PA start at $499.00 each, (upper or lower denture), and denture repairs start at just $25.00 (with our special coupon offer). All dentures and denture repairs come with a written warranty and satisfaction is guaranteed!